Crane Creek Farms


High school sweethearts Jeff & Becky Eichenberger, and their son Jesse

Products: Honey & maple syrup

Location: Lawler, Iowa

Miles to Co-op: 121

At 2AM, father and son team Jeff & Jesse Eichenberger finally got a taste of their very own pure maple syrup – and they were hooked. Their hobby’s grown, but they’re still sugaring by small batch the old fashioned way, with metal taps and pails on each of their 600-some trees they empty every day the sap flows. “People wanted to log our woods, and I said, nah, that’s not going to happen,” Jeff explains. The maple industry is preserving Iowa’s small nooks of remaining forest.

Learn a bit more about them in this article about our visit to their sugar bush in New Pi's Catalyst newsletter.


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